|From:||Lenny Siegel <firstname.lastname@example.org>|
|Date:||Thu, 28 May 2009 15:40:48 -0700 (PDT)|
|Subject:||[CPEO-MEF] PCBs, CONTRACTORS: Goodyear Airdock, Akron (OH)|
[The Goodyear Airdock is the slightly larger twin of Hangar One at
Moffett Field, so it's no surprise that PCBs from the hangar have been
found in downstream sediment. - LS]
Polluted ditch cleanup planned; project to remove soil with PCBs near airdock
By Bob Downing Akron Beacon Journal May 27, 2009Lockheed Martin is preparing to clean up contaminated sediment and soils from a drainage ditch in southeast Akron.
The $8 million voluntary cleanup will remove soils and sediments from Haley's Ditch near the former Goodyear Airdock.
About 1,800 feet of the ditch are polluted with polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs) that washed off the airdock.
The structure was built in 1929 using material coated with a fire-retardant substance that contains PCBs. Dust particles fell from the building to the ground and rain washed it into Haley's Ditch.
PCBs - a class of 209 oil-based chemicals used primarily as coolants and lubricants in electrical equipment - were banned in the late 1970s because of health concerns.
... For the entire article, see http://www.ohio.com/news/46278352.html -- Lenny Siegel Executive Director, Center for Public Environmental Oversight a project of the Pacific Studies Center 278-A Hope St., Mountain View, CA 94041 Voice: 650/961-8918 or 650/969-1545 Fax: 650/961-8918 <email@example.com> http://www.cpeo.org _______________________________________________ Military mailing list Military@lists.cpeo.org http://lists.cpeo.org/listinfo.cgi/military-cpeo.org
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